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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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HMC40-Not recording short clips?

Hey all,

Still messing with my HMC40 and taking short shots here and there to mess with in Vegas 9; I did one shot of a river near work that's was say about 5 seconds long. I remember seeing it record and then when trying to download it is nowhere to be seen, anyone have any ideas? Also with some clips much longer than 5 seconds I have tried to play on my tv but I get a "cannot Play" message popping up.

I am using a Sandisk Ultra II SDHC 4GB card w/ 15mbits speed I had before my camera purchase, is this maybe not compatible?
Panasonic AG HMC40, Manfrotto Tripod w/ Manfrotto 503 head, Jag35 35mm adpater with, FD lenses. Azden Shotgun Mic SGM-1X, 7" LCD Monitor w/ Rod Support System by Cavision.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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Does that card have it's class on it anywhere? I'm pretty sure the AVCcAM's want to see at least a Class 4 card. I'd personally run 6's though.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #3
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Sound advice; I have an Ultra II that doesn't have a class rating on it, and it won't work in an AVC camera either.

Make sure your card is at least Class 4.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Hi Mike

My HMC72's run at only 13mbs and the Ultra II 's are worse than useless at this bitrate!!! I use a minimum of Class 6 cards and never have any issues. I actually found the genuine Transcend Class 6 cards to be extremely reliable and have no write issues whatsoever.

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Old October 10th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #5
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That Sandisk card is a class 4 and it works with my GH1 but then again, the bit rate only averages 15MBPS verses 21MBPS of the HMC40. For that bit rate, it’s better to play it safe and get a class 6 like everybody mentioned.
Still, I’m not sure if that’s that problem that you had.
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